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1970 Maryland Terrapins Artwork: Women's Dri-Power T-shirt

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Color: black

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Testudo, the official mascot of the University of Maryland, is not your ordinary Diamondback terrapin. Testudo got his start back in 1932, when then-football coach Dr. H. Curley Byrd recommended that the Diamondback terrapin be made the school mascot. It is also the Maryland State Reptile. In order to make the mascot a reality, Byrd suggested contacting Edwin C. Mayo, President of Gorham Manufacturing in Providence, RI. Mayo was a former quarterback for the University and member of the Class of 1904. He agreed to produce the 300- pound bronze terrapin at cost. He used a live Diamondback as a guide, brought to Rhode Island by Ralph Williams. On June 2, 1933, Testudo was unveiled to the world. The live terrapin used as a model had multiple ribbons attached to it, which were in turn attached to the canvas covering the sculpture. And as the smaller terrapin struggled forward, Testudo was revealed for the first time.
Product details
This comfortable everyday ladies vintage t-shirt is great for any occasion and allows you to proudly wear imagery not frequently seen on current-day sport or alumni merchandise. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color. It’s athletic, moisture-wicking fabric provides all-day comfort.
  • 5.4 oz. 50/50 cotton/polyester, pre-shrunk jersey
  • Classic ladies fit, lightweight material, moisture wicking
  • Advanced moisture management and odor control
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping and 2-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom
  • Seamless 1x1 rib collar with 2-needle cover-stitching on front neck
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